Whoso list to hunt
Read by Alice Oswald
'Whoso list to hunt' ? this poem is a translation or at least a version of a sonnet by Petrarch; Wyatt was writing at a time when the pentameter was still being regularised, and for that reason there is a beautiful counterpoint in his verse, almost as if a prose rhythm and a verse rhythm were working against each other. And I think that's why I love his sonnets so much.